After Snow Storm, Lights Still Out In Madison

There are 20 comments on the Mar 6, 2013, NBC29 Charlottesville story titled After Snow Storm, Lights Still Out In Madison. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

For some people, it has been 24 hours of running generators. Others have relocated to an emergency shelter and some have just stuck it out in the cold.

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pointyhead

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Mar 7, 2013
CVEC still has over 10k out and most of us are getting back on til Saturday or Sunday. It stinks to put 8-10 hours in at your job and go home to a house with no heat or water. I bet if the power companies were forced to pro-rate bills based on disasters, that power would be on the same day.
HooYou

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Mar 7, 2013
pointyhead wrote:
CVEC still has over 10k out and most of us are getting back on til Saturday or Sunday. It stinks to put 8-10 hours in at your job and go home to a house with no heat or water. I bet if the power companies were forced to pro-rate bills based on disasters, that power would be on the same day.
Yeah it may stink to go home with no lights after a days work. But at least you're going home. Think about the men/women out working to restore the power. They'll be away from their homes and family for the next few days it takes to get the lights going. And it's not magic getting power lines cleared and repaired. It takes time and manpower. So don't be so quick to complain.
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Mar 7, 2013
HooYou wrote:
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Yeah it may stink to go home with no lights after a days work. But at least you're going home. Think about the men/women out working to restore the power. They'll be away from their homes and family for the next few days it takes to get the lights going. And it's not magic getting power lines cleared and repaired. It takes time and manpower. So don't be so quick to complain.
I'm sure their just blubbering all the way to the bank.
The Money

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Mar 7, 2013
The power workers work hard and long hours during these storms. But let's set the record straight here... they stay in hotels free. Hotels that have heat, hot water, cable TV and Interent Wi Fi. They eat free hot meals. Everything is provided to them free of charge. And all while making mega-overtime pay. And it's not that cold out there this storm, they have it easy this time.
Farmer

United States

#5 Mar 7, 2013
pointyhead wrote:
CVEC still has over 10k out and most of us are getting back on til Saturday or Sunday. It stinks to put 8-10 hours in at your job and go home to a house with no heat or water. I bet if the power companies were forced to pro-rate bills based on disasters, that power would be on the same day.
you only worked 8 to 10 hours? you have absolutly no room to complain; and I hope you do not have your mouth full of food cold or hot! yesterday my day started at 5 am and went till 11 pm due to the storm and today only an hour shorter. no I was not working for the power company, just taking care of live stock to include running a generator to pump water for them. Am I complaining about the line crews; absolutly not. You obviously work inside and sit on a couch while at home missing your internet and TV while these soles are out in this weather for long hours slogging through the cold wet mud and snow trying to get you power back on.

No you do not have any, and I repeat any; room to complain. so shut up and suck it up!
Boodreau

Waynesboro, VA

#6 Mar 7, 2013
Farmer wrote:
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you only worked 8 to 10 hours? you have absolutly no room to complain; and I hope you do not have your mouth full of food cold or hot! yesterday my day started at 5 am and went till 11 pm due to the storm and today only an hour shorter. no I was not working for the power company, just taking care of live stock to include running a generator to pump water for them. Am I complaining about the line crews; absolutly not. You obviously work inside and sit on a couch while at home missing your internet and TV while these soles are out in this weather for long hours slogging through the cold wet mud and snow trying to get you power back on.
No you do not have any, and I repeat any; room to complain. so shut up and **** it up!
We have become a self absorbed i want it now society. How dare they need time to complete extensive repairs when i demand it right now. SMH
DID YOU HEAR THAT

Culpeper, VA

#7 Mar 8, 2013
The guys that work to retore the power do the best they can in all kinds of adverse weather. I know this is a job I couldnt do, so my hat is off to you and thanks.
Eaglescout1984

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Mar 8, 2013
There are places still in the city of Charlottesville that don't have power, almost 2000 customers by Dominion's account.
County Resident

Raleigh, NC

#9 Mar 8, 2013
The Money wrote:
The power workers work hard and long hours during these storms. But let's set the record straight here... they stay in hotels free. Hotels that have heat, hot water, cable TV and Interent Wi Fi. They eat free hot meals. Everything is provided to them free of charge. And all while making mega-overtime pay. And it's not that cold out there this storm, they have it easy this time.
They SHOULD get all those things free. Not that cold? You must have electricity.
Woodrowski

Charlottesville, VA

#10 Mar 8, 2013
This should be a lesson to the power companies. CUT DOWN THE TREES NEAR THE POWER LINES. Don't have power lines woven into the trees along the side of the road. This should be a NO BRAINER.
singleworking female

Richmond, VA

#11 Mar 8, 2013
The Money wrote:
The power workers work hard and long hours during these storms. But let's set the record straight here... they stay in hotels free. Hotels that have heat, hot water, cable TV and Interent Wi Fi. They eat free hot meals. Everything is provided to them free of charge. And all while making mega-overtime pay. And it's not that cold out there this storm, they have it easy this time.
It may not be as cold or nasty weather this time..but they do not have it made..there is a lot of trees down, lines down. The trees have to be removed, the lines repaired before electric can be restored. You are not the only one or the only area without electricity. It's not just a flip of a switch. And yes, after being out in the weather, they need warm hotel rooms with hot meals.
Gru

Charlottesville, VA

#12 Mar 8, 2013
You would think that after all these recent storms, the trees would long since have fallen! Greene & N. Albemarle are still out as well! It's costing us a small fortune in gas to keep a generator running for heat and protect a small fortune in meat!! EVERY MONTH we pay that bill on time and get ABYSMAL service in return!! There should be AT LEAST a 100' clearance on either side of power lines! This is getting ridiculous! No heat, no water, either! I should park my odiferous, unwashed rear-end in their offices until the lights come back on!!
Gru

Charlottesville, VA

#13 Mar 8, 2013
HooYou wrote:
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Yeah it may stink to go home with no lights after a days work. But at least you're going home. Think about the men/women out working to restore the power. They'll be away from their homes and family for the next few days it takes to get the lights going. And it's not magic getting power lines cleared and repaired. It takes time and manpower. So don't be so quick to complain.
If they'd been doing their jobs correctly in the fist place, the trees would have long since been cut well back from the power lines!
Just Checking

Falls Church, VA

#14 Mar 8, 2013
sez you wrote:
<quoted text>I'm sure their just blubbering all the way to the bank.
You're paying 'em !
Dude

Winchester, VA

#15 Mar 8, 2013
The Money wrote:
The power workers work hard and long hours during these storms. But let's set the record straight here... they stay in hotels free. Hotels that have heat, hot water, cable TV and Interent Wi Fi. They eat free hot meals. Everything is provided to them free of charge. And all while making mega-overtime pay. And it's not that cold out there this storm, they have it easy this time.
it's not free, it's compensation for what they're doing. Do you think they want to be away from their families? Do you complain about our armed forces in combat zones getting combat pay?
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And btw, it dangerous work... One aw poop can kill, it's best that they're well rested.
Diane

Charlottesville, VA

#16 Mar 8, 2013
HooYou wrote:
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Yeah it may stink to go home with no lights after a days work. But at least you're going home. Think about the men/women out working to restore the power. They'll be away from their homes and family for the next few days it takes to get the lights going. And it's not magic getting power lines cleared and repaired. It takes time and manpower. So don't be so quick to complain.
Excuse me, but they are just doing their jobs and getting paid very well with overtime.
HooYou

Charlottesville, VA

#17 Mar 8, 2013
Gru wrote:
<quoted text> If they'd been doing their jobs correctly in the fist place, the trees would have long since been cut well back from the power lines!
But it's the same little whiney babies like you that would run crying when the power company tells you they're going to have to take out every tree on you property for that right of way. You can't have it all. So go blow your self you libtard.
HooYou

Charlottesville, VA

#18 Mar 8, 2013
Gru wrote:
You would think that after all these recent storms, the trees would long since have fallen! Greene & N. Albemarle are still out as well! It's costing us a small fortune in gas to keep a generator running for heat and protect a small fortune in meat!! EVERY MONTH we pay that bill on time and get ABYSMAL service in return!! There should be AT LEAST a 100' clearance on either side of power lines! This is getting ridiculous! No heat, no water, either! I should park my odiferous, unwashed rear-end in their offices until the lights come back on!!
Well that sounds just great. Let's tell everyone that lives within 100' of a power line that they can't develop any part of that property because it is now a right of way for the power company. Does that sound good to you? Didn't think so. Because that would be the deal if the power companies were granted the right to take 100' right of ways. More whine, whine, whine. Problem with this country now is there isn't enough "Tough" people left living in it. Ones that don't complain about things, they just work hard to get through it. Besides, if your sick of the power company, just quit paying them, then see how much that "ABYSMAL service" means to you.
HooYou

Charlottesville, VA

#19 Mar 8, 2013
Diane wrote:
<quoted text>Excuse me, but they are just doing their jobs and getting paid very well with overtime.
YOU SAID IT!!! They are doing their jobs! So quit crying about them doing it. I'm not fussing that 95% of you on here right now are at your job, and typing comments in the news section, which you're probably not employed to do.
watermuse

Charlottesville, VA

#20 Mar 8, 2013
I see from the report that they set up an emergency center at the firestation there. There are still many of us here in Charlottesville and Albemarle without water and electricity and I have yet to find out if there are any emergency centers set up here. Am I just missing it? And if so where are they?

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